Doctor of Philosophy (Geography and Sustainable Communities)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

This Doctor of Philosophy is for students with a strong background in research who wish to explore a specialised topic in-depth. This program will lead to an internationally recognised research Doctoral Degree qualification (PhD) that will enhance your research and career prospects. The Doctor of Philosophy is a four-year degree and study at the Doctoral level is by advanced research thesis. The requirements for the degree are not defined by a total credit point value, but by successful completion of the advanced research thesis. Full-time and part-time study is available in most cases. UOW's Faculty of Social Sciences has a robust track record in research across a broad range of disciplines. Our passionate and engaged scholars provide a rich environment for the continued development of theoretical and interdisciplinary research. The UOW School of Geography and Sustainable Communities is home to leading academics specialising in a broad range of areas within Human Geography. The School also has a long history of interdisciplinary and transformational research supporting the development of individuals, organisations and communities.


You will complete a supervised independent research project that produces a doctoral dissertation that makes a significant original contribution to a field of knowledge. The School of Geography and Sustainable Communities offers supervision in areas related to the Anthropocene, Climate Change, Cultural Geography, Disaster Management, Economic Geography, Environmental Geography, Indigenous Geographies, Mobilities, Population Geography, Resource Consumption and Management, Social Geography, and Urban Geography.

Standard entry requirements

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4. Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong Domestic: $141,120
International: $141,120

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